The non-fiction charts were once dominated by celebrity memoirs and self-help books. Now, they have taken a turn for the intellectual: from the history of man in Sapiens to the history of economics in Capital. At a moment in time when the bestsellers list looks more like a college reading list, Kinfolk charts how global uncertainty, social media overload and the TED Talks juggernaut all contributed to the rise of the “brainy book.” https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/41418714/download.mp3 — TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Tapping into Social Norms Five podcast episodes that interrogate the social codes that shape our behaviour. Audio Diets Through the Ages A history of bad advice. Audio Rising Stars What does the future hold for astrology? Audio Beyond Monogamy How does non-monogamy work? Audio The History of Personality Tests Strongly agree, agree, or disagree?